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2017 Theological Conference Schedule

2017 Theological Conference Schedule 

NOTE: This is an overview of the conference. The schedule will continue to be updated as details are finalized.



Monday, September 18

9:00am  La Foret Conference Center open for optional retreat time (must have pre-registered)
              Hiking, labyrinth, and open space available; lunch served at noon

9:00-3:00pm: Contemplative Prayer Retreat with Pr. Sonja Sandquist (pre-registration required)

2:30: Registration opens @ Marriott Hotel
4:00: Welcome reception
5:30:  Dinner

7:00:  Opening Worship: Service of Healing


Tuesday, September 19
7:00-9:00: Breakfast 

8:30-9:30: optional text study, Open Space Conversation  

9:00:  Coffee fellowship

9:30:  Morning Worship/Opening Prayer

10:00: Session 1: 
Welcome and Introduction from Bishop Gonia
​Sarah Ciavarri: Vulnerability and creating space
Mike Ward: How to have hard conversation about money

12:00: Lunch

1:00-4:00  Session 2

            Track 1: Sarah Ciavarri: Vulnerability & Shame

            Track 2:
                    1:00-1:45:  Stewardship with Mike Ward
                    2:00-2:45:  Insights from Research & Evaluation: Adam DeHoek
                    3:00-3:45:  Innovation and Institution

4:15:  Conference Conversations

Evening off/dinner on your own
**Optional evening event off-site: dinner & beer & hymns



8:30-9:30: Open Space Conversations 

9:00am:  coffee fellowship 

9:30am:  Morning worship/Opening Prayer
9:45: Session 3: 
Bishop Gonia: Our Life Together in the RMS
          Sarah Ciavarri: Stories of our Life Together 

12:00pm:  Lunch

1:30: Session 4:
          Break out sessions: Sarah Ciavarri, Mike Ward, and Adam DeHoek

2:30: Conference Conversations

3:00: Break

5:00  Dinner

6:30: Evening Worship: Chrism Mass

7:30: RMS Improv

Thursday, September 22
9:00:  Morning worship/Opening Prayer

9:30am:  Session 5
                Innovation and Institution
                Closing worship 

11:45: Go in Peace. Serve the Lord.